Minnesota, USA is seeking to host the 2027 Specialized Expo focused on health and wellness under the banner “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.”

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Official bid of the United States of America Minnesota seeks to host a Specialized Expo
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Minnesota as America’s Bid

More than $12 trillion is spent every year on health and wellness—or roughly one-sixth of the world’s economic activity. No other human endeavor comes close to the size of the global medical care and wellness economy. And Minnesota is at the epicenter of health innovation.

Regularly rated the healthiest state in the United States

Why Minnesota?

Minnesota, USA is seeking to host the 2027 Specialized Expo focused on health and wellness under the banner “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.”

Medical Alley is the # 1 Health Tech Cluster in the World

Home to 10,000 lakes and large focus on protecting natural resources

Home to Mayo Clinic, #1 hospital in the world

First portable, battery-powered pacemaker was invented in MN (Medtronic)

Home to more than 1,000 health care companies, employing more than 500,000 Minnesotans and millions more worldwide

Forefront of research and innovation in agriculture, food production, food safety, water and wastewater technology

Home of first open-heart operation (University of Minnesota)

Home to 5 of the 30 largest food and agriculture companies globally

Optics/medical goods are the state’s top export with sales of $3.1 billion

Big Event has a Big Impact

A World Expo creates an immense amount of economic activity for the host community. Over three months, millions of visitors will visit the Expo, stay in hotels and visit regional attractions. Data is from an economic assessment of the Minnesota 2027 Expo by Rockport Analytics.

Bloomington Bloomington

62 Acres Area / 93 Day Event

In Bloomington, Minnesota

The Expo will afford the U.S. a unique PR and positioning opportunity and support future tourism and business investment.

13 Million Event Visits / 33,000 Jobs Created

For Community Well-being

The Expo will generate revenues for our community including $336 million in local, state and federal taxes.

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Minnesota Minnesota

Twin Cities Twin Cities

$2 Billion Economic Impact

Equivalent to hosting 93 Super Bowls

As international travelers will spend nearly 3 million visitor days in the U.S., they will generate $733 million in new spending for in the United States.

World’s Fairs and Expo Resources

Expos are international events (historically called World’s Fairs in the U.S.) where nations, civic groups, companies, and others host pavilions and exhibits highlighting advances in social, technological and scientific areas of global significance.

What Others Are Saying

Support for Minnesota’s bid ranges far and wide. Our effort is proud to have earned the support of more than 150 organizations across the country and our list is still growing! Support has come from leaders in labor, business, civic organizations, international affairs, both Democratic and Republican politicians --and even the President of the United States.

Voices of Support

"I have reviewed the reports and recommendations presented to me by you and the Secretary of State that recognition be given to the proposed “Expo 2027 Minnesota – Healthy People, Healthy Planet:  Wellness and Well-Being for All,” and find that such recognition will be in the national interest. I approve granting Federal recognition to the proposed Exposition."

By U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

"I became aware of planning underway to host a World Expo in the Twin Cities under the theme, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. I know Minnesota very well having spent my university years there in St. Paul. Minnesotans are very warm and generous people. They have created a thriving community that welcomed me years ago and that continues to welcome people from throughout the world."

By Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

"Hosting a World’s Fair will provide a unique opportunity to showcase Minnesota’s thriving companies, beautiful landscape and tourist attractions to visitors from across the globe. It will foster an exchange of ideas, encourage new global partnerships and advance innovation that will benefit the state, country and world. We urge full and fair consideration of a recommendation that the bid is in the national interest."

By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Senator Tina Smith

"The Sixth District of Minnesota, which I represent, is home to world-class colleges and universities, nationally-ranked hospitals, healthcare and medical technology companies, and some of the most sophisticated advanced research facilities on the planet. My district, and all of Minnesota, are global leaders when it comes to healthcare and medicine."

By U.S. Representative Tom Emmer

"Minnesota is a community that leads like no other in our commitment to wellness -from the world renowned Mayo Clinic to the University of Minnesota to corporate leaders in medical devices and health insurance -to the fitness of our population and our state’s reputation for overall quality of life."

By Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former CEO of Carlson Companies

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